New Pattern Coming soon!

For a while now, I have been dreaming of creating another sewing pattern for readers. Some of you might remember my first pdf pattern – the Ruby Slip from 2011. Nearly ten years on it is still a great bias slip pattern, and I still have one in my wardrobe! But it is about time […]

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BURDASTYLE 07/2019 TUNIC

Not long after Burdastyle 101 Tee was finished, I turned the page of the magazine and there was this Burdastyle 106 Tunic resplendent in a turquoise cotton print uncannily similar to a turquoise cotton/silk print I already had in my stash: So what else is a girl to do?! My fabric is circa 2015 from […]

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BurdaStyle Tie Shoulder Tee

Burdastyle #101 7/2019 Top Front

When I took my sewing machine in to get serviced before Christmas, the shop had a few back issues of Burda Style magazine discounted – so I bought one of each! I do not need more things to make! I do not need more patterns! I make patterns for a living! I do not need […]

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Basically…

Lilac Basic InstincT Tshirt by Pattern Scissors Cloth

Basically… the Basic InstincT T-shirt pattern by Sasha Secondopiano is my go to T-shirt pattern – this is my third version! Who knew I needed so many t-shirts all of a sudden? I confess I’ve never been much of a t-shirt wearer in the past, but these ones fit just so. I wear Sunny Stripes […]

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Summer White

You might recognise the pattern for this top! I made it a couple of years ago in burgundy silk dupion, and it has literally worn out. I missed it so much that I made another – this time in a gorgeous embroidered cotton silk. Can you believe I don’t have any white tops in my […]

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